Growing up, my parents were both musicians, who always inspired me to express myself artistically. I enjoyed painting and drawing at a very young age, until attending the University of Missouri where my art studies became more serious. Along with my degree in International Studies, I obtained a minor in Fine Art in which I studied painting, drawing, and art history. I also had the opportunity to travel and study art in Costa Rica, Perú, and study branding in the Dominican Republic.
Upon returning to the United States and moving to Colorado, where I spent many years growing up, I decided to pursue graphic design. I now have an AAS in multimedia graphic design, and believe that design is the communicator between art, culture and virtually all problems and ideas. Therefore, I enjoy all aspects of design and always challenge myself to learn new skills with each project. After an enlightening year-long internship with DigitalGlobe, I am working on a contract basis with them and looking for the next big thing.
Some of my design heroes are Erik Speakermann Chip Kidd, and Massimo Vignelli, as well as illustrators such as Matt Lyon and Christopher Lee.